Hud Hud Cyclone

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Hudhud was a strong tropical cyclone that caused extensive damage and loss of life in eastern India and Nepal during October 2014. Hudhud originated as a low-pressure system in Andaman sea on October 6, 2014 and shortly before landfall near Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on October 12, Hudhud reached its peak strength with wind speeds of 175 km/h (109 mph). Hudhud caused extensive damage to the city of Visakhapatnam and the neighbouring districts of Vizianagaram and Srikakulam of Andhra Pradesh. Hudhud pounded eastern India coast prompting the evacuation of some 350,000 people.

Hudhud caused 61 deaths within Andhra Pradesh and an estimated damage of ₹21908 crores (US$3.4 billion). This makes Hudhud the most destructive cyclone to ever hit India and the second most destructive in the basin after Cyclone Nargis in 2008.

Visakhapatnam,  bore the brunt of Hudhud, which hit its coast with a speed of 185 km/h (115 mph). Hundreds of vehicles parked on roads were damaged while heavy rains inundated a few colonies.The runway at Visakhapatnam Airport was flooded and the radar and navigational aids were destroyed. The roof of the terminal was torn apart due to the speed of the cyclone. Villages near Vizag were also significantly affected by Hudhud, including Kasimkota, which is known for its robust food distribution system during the cyclone that became standard ration procedure for Vishakapatnam disaster management.

Contribution:SugatiTeam actively collected donations and contributes towards devevlopment of Visakhapatnam city. Around Rs.1 lac collected during this natural calamity